Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest 2015

2015 M&Ms

Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest 2015 2015 M&Ms
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Mystery & Mayhem Awards (M&Ms) – Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest 2015

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: March 31st, 2015

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

The M&Ms First Place Award Winning Authors  will receive:

  • Award winning books will be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.
  • A coveted Chanticleer Book Review
  • A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
  • Adhesive book stickers
  • Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
  • Promotion in print and on-line media
  • Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
  • Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

And the 1st Place Award winners will automatically be entered into the GRAND PRIZE AWARD for title of  The Best of the CBR Award Winning Books of 2015!

The Mystery and Mayhem Awards (M&Ms) Categories are:

  • Amatuer Sleuth (ex. Agatha Christie, Alexander McCall style)
  • Romance
  • Animals (ex. Cat Who…)
  • Hobbies/Cooking, Knitting, Gardening & Hobbies
  • Blended Genres
  • Medical/Lab Lit
  • Travel/Vacation/Exotic Locales (ex. Peter Mayle)
  • Humourous
  • Senior Sleuths
  • Historical/Period
  • Y/A
  • Classic/British-English Cozy to Not-so-Cozy

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the story compelling?
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of storyline
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing Craft
  • Red herrings
  • Plot thread
  • Sidekick

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Published  Cozy Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pubbed Novels with ISBN/ASIN designation will be accepted in the published division.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • Please note if BSE (British Standard English) is used instead of ASE.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please. We are looking for true cozy novels.
  • Young Adult Novels are accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2011 will not be allowed to compete.
  • Fees and Digital File must be received before March 31st, 2015 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • Novels must be 40,000 plus words.
  • You may enter in more than one category. However, each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee.
  • You may enter more than one novel into a given contest.
  • If none of the entries place in the final round, then it is possible that the judges will not award a 1st Place winner.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Manuscripts and Unpublished Cozy Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Novels may not be published or under publishing contract at time of entry.
  • Novels may not have ISBN/ASIN designation at time of submission.
  • Digital Files must be submitted as a PDF or a Word Document.
  • Word count of 40,000 plus words.
  • No erotica or graphic violence, please. Please adhere to the true cozy novel description.
  • Young Adult works will be  accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Fees and digital file must be received before March  31, 2015 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Writing Competition Prizes - Published Division

First Place Category Winners will be awarded a Chanticleer Book Review Package (valued at $ 245.00) and Mystery and  Mayhem Awards CBR First Place Blue Ribbons (digital and stickers). All first place winners will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Books of  2015.  All 1st Place winners will receive promotion and publicity.

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Writing Competition Prizes - Unpublished & Manuscripts Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Manuscript Overview Package (valued at $ 325.00) . Or they may elect to submit their work when it published for a Chanticleer Book Review.  All first place winners will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Manuscripts of  2015.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email: info@ChantiReviews.com

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Title of Work
Author/Pen Name
Category
Amateur Sleuth (0)
Romance (0)
Animals (0)
Cooking, Knitting, Gardening & Hobbies (0)
Blended Genre (0)
Medical/Lab (0)
Travel (0)
Humorous (0)
Historical (0)
Classic/British Cozy (0)
Y/A (0)
Senior Sleuths (0)

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